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Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Analyzed by BSc, MSc (psychologist).
Last Update: 11/04/2021

Description

Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CCREI) is a fertility clinic directed by Infertility Specialist Dr. Prakash J. Thiruppathi. It´s situated in Columbus, Georgia. In fact, it´s the only fertility clinic located in Southwest Georgia.

Their multidisciplinary team consists of an embryologist, an ultrasound sonographer, and a gynecologist. Furthermore, the clinic has its own laboratory.

As stated on their website, CCCREI also provides fertility financing programs and is contracted with many health insurance providers. However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you want to know how to get to the clinic, click here.

Fertility treatments

Below, you'll find a table with all fertility treatments offered by CCREI:

Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
Frozen Embryo Transfer
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Sperm freezing

Furthermore, this center also provides surrogacy since the country's legislation allows this treatment.

Complementary techniques

In addition to the treatments indicated, Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has a multitude of complementary techniques that allow to personalize fertility treatments and try to maximize the chances of pregnancy:

  • Preimplantation Genetic Screening.
  • Blastocyst Transfer.
  • Embryo Biopsy.
  • Assisted Hatching.

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read on here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

In assisted reproduction, like any medical treatment, it is necessary for you to trust the professionalism of the doctors and the clinic you choose.

This Tool generates you a personalized report with all information necessary about the treatment you will need. Besides, there is a list of clinics in your area which we have chosen based on our selection criteria with their budget plan included. Last but not least, you will find a series of useful tips for your first clinic visit.

Diagnostic tests

In addition to all the treatments indicated in the previous section, CCREI has the necessary technology to perform the following complementary techniques to increase the possibilities of success of the treatments as well as to establish the most appropriate treatment:

  • Tubal Reversal (Reanastomosis).
  • Hysteroscopy.
  • Robotic Laparoscopy.
  • Laparotomy.
  • Neosalpingostony.
  • Female Fertility Testing.
  • Male Fertility Testing.

However, all this information has not been verified by the inviTRA specialists.

Success rates

This data has been collected by the American CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the year 2016. Directly comparing pregnancy rates between different clinics can lead to mistakes.

IVF/ICSI

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

The CDC stipulates both the total number of cycles realized per clinic in general and number of cycles performed by the patient's age group: under 35 years, between 35-37 years, between 38-40 years, between 41-42 years and above 43 years.

This is the total number of performed cycles by CCREI in a year.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 85 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 39 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Cycles with Fresh Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: over 34 years old
53.5%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
0%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
50%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
100%

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: over 34 years old
46.2%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
57.1%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
75%
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
100%
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
No data

IVF with egg donation

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

In regards to egg donation cycles, these are the ranges of annual cycles carried out by CCREI.

More information
Total Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 2 per year
Total Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 0 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Fresh Embryo Transfer
100%
Frozen Embryo Transfer
0%

Medical team

Dr. Prakash J. Thiruppathi
Dr. Prakash J. Thiruppathi
Gynecologist
Clinic Director
Torrey Knight
Torrey Knight
Embryologist
Lab Manager
Judy Smith
Judy Smith
Ultrasound Sonographer
Priscilla Grant
Priscilla Grant
Medical Laboratory Technician
Beth Andrews
Beth Andrews
Management Accountant
Kyndall Boyette
Kyndall Boyette
Recepcionist
Chelsea Crosby
Chelsea Crosby
Recepcionist
Amy WInkler
Amy WInkler
Billing Specialist

Reviews

The reviews about the Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility found on the internet are generally very positive. In the following section, we are going to list some of the comments on Google Reviews:

Tamika, for example, highlights Dr. T's professional and close character, she explains how she didn´t feel alone and had a staff member company her throughout the whole process. She went into the process not knowing anything about IVF but felt warm and welcomed by all the staff, she could ask questions and feel comfortable.

However, there is also a negative comment stating that the clinic doesn´t stay up to date with the latest procedures and didn´t inform him of the adequate procedure to undergo to implant his two frozen embryos.

If you would like to tell us about your experience with Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, whether it was positive or negative, we encourage you to do so in our comment section.

Location: how to get to the clinic?

As stated above, Columbus Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is based in Columbus, Georgia. The clinic is 5 minutes away from the nearest airport, Thruway Airport. To get there by car you should turn right onto Whitesville Rd, then right onto Veterans Pkwy, and then turn left onto Whittlesey Rd, you will then arrive at the clinic.

Last Update: 11/04/2021
1 comment / opinion
    1. I´ve been wondering if the patient treatment is good. My husband and I have gone to many clinics where we weren´t treated okay. TIA